Therapeutic Recreation

Get Into the Holiday Spirit at The Witherell!

About Us | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

At the Witherell, December is a month unlike any other. It’s a time when our holiday spirit and robust activities calendar rival anything in the community. Friends and family (and pets, too) are always welcome. Here, we spotlight exciting events and traditions we can’t wait to enjoy: Performances and Plays Beautiful music and vocal performances…

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The Arts are Alive at the Witherell!

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

From landscape and pottery painting to photo exhibits and artist lectures—the arts are an important part of life at the Nathaniel Witherell. Our community is home to several former artists, and we’re a place where budding creative talent is nurtured. Our therapeutic arts program is robust. Residents can participate in hands-on arts projects, or can…

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Carissa Ronish is Our New Therapeutic Recreation Administrator—Welcome Aboard!

About Us | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

The Nathaniel Witherell is widely recognized for our excellent therapeutic recreation program. We offer fitness classes, art and music therapy, pet therapy, events and celebrations, and spiritual services (sometimes all in one week!). We believe that therapeutic recreation is a crucial service, proven to enhance emotional and physical well-being. So, we’re thrilled to announce the…

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Cockatiels, Church, and More: The Important Role of Therapeutic Recreation

Healthy Aging | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Bingo and bridge, live musical performances and plays, puzzle making and handcrafts—activities that may seem to be nothing more than pleasant hobbies in senior living actually serve an important function. Robust recreation programs are an important tool to promote the health and well being of elderly residents. Studies have shown that stimulating the brain helps…

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Carnegie Hall-Caliber Performances Are Coming to the Witherell

Music Therapy | 0 comments | by supermaster

Everyone knows the line about how to get to Carnegie Hall, but on Sept. 27, Witherell residents won’t have to worry about that old joke. They can enjoy a world-class performance right here in our very own auditorium. Even though we are far from the famed Midtown Manhattan concert hall, residents will be able to…

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